The Demons swept a doubleheader at Orange today to give them a split for the four game road trip this week. In game one Saturday, Eric Fogle dominated the Lions on the mound through the first six frames allowing no runs, six hits (none for extra bases) and two walks against seven whiffs. The Demon defense was errorless in the game.
And the offense was apparently inspired by the pitching and defense as the batsmen banged out 15 hits, four for extra bases. Hlavin and Burrows led the hit parade with three apiece, each with a double. Recording two hits each were Augustyn (including a double), Paul and Carbeck (including a three-bagger, no truth to the rumor Danny asked for time between second and third). And speaking of triples, it was once said of the great Willie Mays when he bombed a triple up the right-center gap at the old Polo Grounds “the only man who could have caught it hit it.”
Multiple RBI days belonged to Augustyn and Hlavin with a pair each and Paul with three. And Burrows, Horwitz, Hlavin, Paul and Augustyn all scored a pair of runs.
The victory boosted the Horns record to 6-4. Game 2 of the doubleheader will be recapped in a separate post.